Biodiversity

Our region contains three of Australia’s 15 biodiversity hotspots, and is part of the internationally recognised Southwest Australia Biodiversity Hotspot.

Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms on earth – the different plants, animals and micro-organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part. It is a vital life support system that generates clean air and water, is a source of food, pollinates crops and delivers spiritual and recreational benefits for the community.

The Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) contains three of Australia’s 15 biodiversity hotspots, and is part of the internationally recognised Southwest Australia Biodiversity Hotspot. It is Australia’s only internationally recognised hotspot, recognised worldwide for its wealth of natural diversity, particularly in plants, and therefore conservation of this globally significant area is crucial.

The NAR is home to approximately 7,623 native plant and animal (including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and micro-organism) and approximately 6% (487 taxa) are endemic to the region.

Within the NAR high levels of biodiversity contribute to the long-term health of the agricultural sector through provision of essential ecosystems services. It is also valuable for health and wellbeing and contributes to tourism and the beauty of the NAR. Losing biodiversity threatens the health of the environment, economic productivity for farmers and local communities.

The NACC Biodiversity team is working with local communities, Aboriginal groups and government to protect and restore the NAR’s unique flora and fauna and manage ongoing threats. By partnering with landholders, local community, Aboriginal groups and local government, NACC is seeking to protect and restore the region’s unique natural qualities and values in order to preserve them for future generations.

Working together we can ensure our natural ecosystems, habitats and landscapes are valued and resilient.

Dr Jessica Stingemore
Biodiversity Program Coordinator
08 9938 0106
0437 928 136
Lizzie King
Biodiversity Project Officer
08 9973 1444
0429 374 373
Heather Legge
NRM Officer (Moora)
0427 989 112
0427 989 112
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Habitat Fencing Incentive
Habitat Fencing Incentive
2017 WA Threatened Species Forum
2017 WA Threatened Species Forum
Biodiversity Community Grants Program
Biodiversity Community Grants Program
Land for Wildlife
Land for Wildlife
20 Million Trees
20 Million Trees
BioBlitz
BioBlitz
Enviro-Stories
Enviro-Stories
Gunduwa
Gunduwa
Feral Fix
Feral Fix
Inland to Ocean – School Package
Inland to Ocean – School Package
Sat 23

Botanica Exhibition

September 1 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 3:30 pm
Sat 23

Bio Blitz

September 23 - September 24
Sun 24

Free Wildlife Guided Walk

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spalding
Fri 29

Dieback Information Group (DIG) Conference 2017

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Murdoch
Sat 30

Free Wildlife Guided Walk

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spalding
Oct 09

Malleefowl Monitoring

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Bunjil
Oct 26

South Coast Phytophthora Dieback Forum

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Albany
2015 WA Threatened Species Forum
2015 WA Threatened Species Forum
BioLinks
BioLinks
Trees & Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt
Trees & Shrubs for the Midlands and Northern Wheatbelt
Rivers and Wetlands
Rivers and Wetlands
Noxious Invasive Species Control*
Noxious Invasive Species Control*
Abrolhos Islands Rehabilitation*
Abrolhos Islands Rehabilitation*